Officer Jason Roark and K-9 Nytro
K-9 Nytro is a six year old Belgian Malinois that was born in Holland and received his initial basic police canine training there.
He is trained in narcotics detection and patrol functions that includes tracking, building searches and criminal apprehension. Nytro and his handler will soon complete a rigorous 300 hour training course. This training will enable the team to certify with the North American Police Work Dog Association.
This canine team will work patrol while assisting officers at suspected traffic stops and finding suspects and in narcotic detection searches. Nytro will be utilized at local schools and Housing Authority properties assisting with narcotic searches.
Nytro has garnered several U.S.P.C.A trial awards. He won 2nd place overall novice in 2006, 1st place in suspect search in 2006 and 2007 and 1st place in narcotic detection in 2008.
Nytro has been very successful with several finds and apprehensions to his credit. He enjoys going to local schools and civic organizations and interacting with the public.